Chief Administrative Officer

Council has appointed Linda Nelson as the new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the Town of Sundre.  She will assume her new responsibilities April 3, 2017.

This is the key leadership position within the Town administration and we were fortunate, along with the able assistance of Mr. James Davies of Davies Consulting Group Ltd., to have attracted strong candidates from across western Canada.  Ms. Nelson brings over twenty years of direct municipal leadership experience, with a solid professional background in planning and development, as well as legal and legislative services.  Community development has been a focus throughout her career and she has a passion for volunteering towards the betterment of the community.

In addition to being involved in attracting and providing accommodations for rural physicians, she is always promoting the community in which she resides……this includes owning a summer home in Sundre.  She has been active in promoting Sundre through tourism initiatives together with members of the community, businesses within the community, and the Provincial Government.

Most recently, she was the Deputy CAO for the Town of Strathmore and saw that community grow from 3,500 to nearly 13,500 residents during her eighteen years with the Town.  

We wish to thank Ms. Angie Lucas, who assumed additional responsibilities as Acting CAO for over eleven months, and also thank Mr. Al Harvey who has stepped in more recently to act as Interim CAO.

Ms. Nelson is looking forward to making Sundre her permanent home, and begin working with Council, administration, businesses, and the community at large, in order to move the Town into the future.  Please join us in welcoming Linda Nelson.


Mayor Terry Leslie